Preliminary result of Bosnian elections released

11:06, October 04, 2010      

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According to preliminary results released by Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) at 11:00 p.m. (2100 GMT) Sunday, three candidates leading in election for the tripartite presidency are Bakir Izetbegovic ( Bosniak party of Democratic Action), Zeljko Komsic(Social Democratic party) and Nebojsa Radmanovic (Alliance of Independent Social Democrats).

Izetbegovic is leading with 33.49 percent of Bosniak votes, only 2 percentage more than political outsider Fahrudin Radoncic, owner of the most widely circulated daily newspaper in BiH "Dnevni Avaz." Komsic is leading after wining 55.64 percent of Croat votes, leaving all other candidates far behind. Nebojsa Radmanovic won 50. 05 percent of Serbian votes.

The preliminary results released by Central Election Commission are based on approximately 47 percent counted of the votes. According to latest information, turnout on this general election was 54.91 percent.

BiH held its general elections on Sunday. The Bosnians voted for presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, president and vice president of Republika Srpska, a Serb-dominated entity of the country, a central parliament and assemblies of the two autonomous entities: Republika Srpska and the Muslim-Croat Federation.

Further information about preliminary results will be released early on Monday morning.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of the six federal units constituting former Yugoslavia. The complex electoral system is a product of the 1995 Dayton Accord that ended the bloody civil war.

Source: Xinhua


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